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    • Programming note: Fin.

      By Trey Kerby in Announcements, TBJ Daily on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
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      I’m not one for long goodbyes, but as previously mentioned in our last show, TBJ and theScore are going in separate directions, meaning this post marks the end of our tenure here.

      Thank you to theScore for the opportunity to make something that shows just how much fun the NBA can be. And thank you most of all to anyone who’s listened, watched, read, commented, emailed or in any other way been even a small part of TBJ over...

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    • Roy Hibbert had a good time at last night’s UFC event

      By Trey Kerby in Indiana Pacers, Score Video, UFC on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
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      Ever since I moved to Canada, I’ve become fascinated with the UFC to the point where I’m watching all the events and can usually distinguish one guy’s tattoos from another. It’s fun, and when I realized that last night’s UFC Fight Night was in Indianapolis, I said, “Roy Hibbert should be there. He loves MMA.” Lo and behold, there he is, the huge guy in the plaid shirt who keeps messing with his phone in the background of the Takeya...

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    • Video: The Laker Bros won LA Weekly’s Meme of the Year and made a thank you video

      By Trey Kerby in Los Angeles Lakers, Score Video on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
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      THEY’RE BACK AND AT LEAST AS GOOD AS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      (via Jeff Weiss)

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    • Kevin & Metta’s New York Adventures: Adam’s Bar Mitzvah/Femme Fatale

      By Trey Kerby in Brooklyn Nets, Kevin & Metta's New York Adventures, New York Knicks on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

      In the summer of 2013, Kevin Garnett and Metta World Peace both made their way to New York basketball teams. What happened next is a story fit for the funny pages. Now thanks to illustrator Brad Beatson, we get a look at Kevin & Metta’s New York Adventures. Previously, 30 seconds in the mind of Metta.

      J.R. Smith: Way to arrive at the 11th Hora, guys. Kevin: … I thought we were heading to a club? Metta: This...

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    • Months-old NBA trade renders Wale sports reference useless

      By Trey Kerby in Memphis Grizzlies, Music, Whoops on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
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      I know that sounds like a hyper-specific Onion headline, but listen to this zinger from the 1:45 mark of Juicy J’s “Bounce It,” which features both Wale and Trey Songz (no relation):

      Bald-headed scallywags, real n—-s salute me Catch me at that Memphis game, seats saved by Rudy

      We all know Wale and Rudy Gay are bros from back in the D.C. area. And we also all know that Rudy Gay is no longer on the Memphis Grizzlies, which means...

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    • Remembering Bill Russell’s role in the March on Washington

      By Trey Kerby in Boston Celtics, NBA History on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
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      Justin Tinsley is a sportswriter who’s written for The Sports Fan Journal and The Smoking Section.

      50 years ago this afternoon, perhaps America’s most recognizable speech and march took place in Washington, D.C. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” may or may not have been his finest oratory ever — his impassioned, yet physically taxing “mountaintop” speech given the day before his assassination hits home with the same intensity and forward thinking — however, what happened...

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    • Video: DeAndre Jordan takes a slow-mo punch to the face

      By Trey Kerby in Los Angeles Clippers, Score Video on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
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      This one’s for you, Brandon Knight.

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    • The thank you posters Tracy McGrady forgot to make

      By Trey Kerby in Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
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      Tracy McGrady tweeted those posters you see up there, thanking the most notable stops of his NBA career. It was a very nice thing to do. But he also forgot the other four teams he played for, which is too bad for those cities since they were a part of the Tracy McGrady experience too.

      So to make things fair, I whipped up a few Tracy McGrady posters in Photoshop, thanking each of the cities where T-Mac showed up for...

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    • A fan traded some old DVDs for a night of standup comedy with Harrison Barnes and a jersey

      By Trey Kerby in Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
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      This is actually kind of hard to explain due to the reverse chronological order that Facebook uses, but basically, Harrison Barnes started doing these #hbquest safari hunts on his Facebook page where he’d give vague hints about where he (or one of his crew) was going and what all the Barnesheads out there would need to do to win one of his jerseys. Some girl won a jersey by outscoring Barnes’ career-high in Pop-a-Shot, another guy won a jerseyby...

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    • Video: Probably the strangest NBA-themed music video you’ll ever see

      By Trey Kerby in Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Music, Score Video on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
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      This is the music video for Wild Ones’ “It’s Real,” and if it’s not the strangest NBA-themed music video you’ll ever see, as the title suggests, then it’s at least the only one you’ve ever seen to feature closeups of both Joel Anthony AND Nenad Krstic. Or at least that’s what I’m guessing. Maybe there’s some backup center-obsessed band out there that I haven’t heard about yet. I doubt it, but it’s possible. Either way, still weird.

      (via AV Club...

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    • Video: Mike Miller doing Zumba

      By Trey Kerby in Memphis Grizzlies, Score Video on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
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      Do you mean to tell me that all it takes to get Mike Miller’s always-broken porcelain body is just a few Zumba classes over the summer? Sign me up never!

      (via Reddit)

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    • Kobe Bryant wants your best Vines, but nothing cat-related

      By Trey Kerby in Los Angeles Lakers, Technology on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
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      By internet standards, at age 35, Kobe Bryant is basically a great-grandfather who fought in a minor war you know nothing about. That’s why his latest request is one of the funniest things you’ll see today, in the non-”Breaking Bad”-meets-Miley Cyrus division:

      Send me the best vines so I can get a feel of how to use it .Funny, sports, Just no talkin cats or ish like that plz #mambaaintgottime4that

      — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 27, 2013

      That’s right...

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    • Video: NBA rookies pick their theme songs

      By Trey Kerby in 2013 NBA Draft, Music, Score Video on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
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      Great job by Lang Whitaker over at NBA.com’s All Ball blog on this video. All he did was ask a simple question to a bunch of rookies — What would your theme song be? — that somehow ended up with him singing a duet of a 25-year-old song with a New Zealander and also a Canadian crooning an R. Kelly song because they share a name. You know, normal stuff.

      Not to mention, we finally found somebody who actually really...

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    • The Pick-and-Pop: Tracy McGrady’s NBA career in 25 YouTube clips

      By Andrew Unterberger in NBA History, Pick-and-Pop, Score Video on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
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      Tracy McGrady’s announcement of his retirement from the NBA yesterday closes the last chapter on one of the most tantalizing, exciting, and ultimately unsatisfying careers in recent pro hoops history. He won a couple scoring titles, went to a whole bunch of All-Star games and put up some incredible numbers over the course of his career — incuding a PER of 30.3 for the season in 2002-03, higher than any player not named LeBron James has posted in the 21st...

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    • There is a Kickstarter for a documentary on Air Jordan fans

      By Trey Kerby in Michael Jordan, Movies, Score Video, Shoes on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
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      From the Kickstarter synopsis for “Jordan Heads”:

      Michael Jordan has been retired from the game of basketball for more than 10 years, yet the Air Jordan sneaker still sells in record numbers. It helped make Nike the sneaker juggernaut that it is today, and created a cult following beyond belief.

      There are people, known as “Jordan Heads”, who have refrained from buying food just so they can buy a pair of Air Jordan’s. Some have stood on a line...

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    • Video: John Wall making it rain in the club

      By Trey Kerby in Ostentatious Displays of Wealth, Score Video, Washington Wizards on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
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      Oh, I get it — Lapdance Tuesday is today, so Make It Rain Monday was last night. The Wizards have more theme days than a high school homecoming week.

      (via DC Sports Bog)

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    • Video: Dirk Nowitzki really loves game day

      By Trey Kerby in Dallas Mavericks, Score Video on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
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      I’m kind of scared to see the video when someone breaks the news to Dirk that the Mavericks missed out on Dwight Howard again and that they’ll be starting Monta Ellis next year. “Oh, I guess it’s game day … again … sigh,” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

      (via PBT)

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    • The time Charles Barkely flew a famous heckler to the 1993 NBA Finals

      By Trey Kerby in Chicago Bulls, NBA History, Phoenix Suns on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
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      Because it’s August and nothing is happening in the NBA, NBATV Canada has been playing a whole bunch of old Chicago Bulls games, which came in handy when my wife flew home for a quick family visit and I was left with a weekend of time to fill. And while I’ve seen such legendary games like Game 1 of the 1992 Finals or Game 6 of the 1998 Finals what feels like a million times, I’m pretty sure I hadn’t...

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    • Video: A bunch of Tracy McGrady’s off-the-glass self-oops

      By Trey Kerby in NBA History, Score Video on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
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      Tracy McGrady is retiring after 15 NBA seasons, one Chinese Basketball Association season — where McGrady may return in the future — and a pretty sizable “Career highlights and awards” section on Wikipedia. It was a good, slightly sleepy run.

      And while many people will remember Tracy for never winning a playoff series when he mattered as a player, his 13 points in 35 secondsor for being Vince Carter’s kinda sorta cousin (but only when they were playing...

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    • Larry Sanders just got a new misspelled tattoo

      By Trey Kerby in Milwaukee Bucks, Tattoos, Whoops on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
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      I before E, except after C, or when getting a tattoo and putting it on Instagram for everyone to see.

      (via Bleacher Report)

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    • Kevin & Metta’s New York Adventures: 30 seconds in the mind of Metta World Peace

      By Trey Kerby in Brooklyn Nets, Kevin & Metta's New York Adventures, New York Knicks on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
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      In the summer of 2013, Kevin Garnett and Metta World Peace both made their way to New York basketball teams. What happened next is a story fit for the funny pages. Now thanks to illustrator Brad Beatson, we get a look at Kevin & Metta’s New York Adventures. Previously, the bros go to Andray Blatche’s birthday party.

      Zen Master: Metta, come in here. Metta: What’s up, coach? Zen Master: Are you trying to be funny? I’m not going...

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    • Video: The official ‘Linsanity’ trailer

      By Trey Kerby in Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Score Video on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
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      Do you guys remember Jeremy Lin? I sure do. That was an unbelievable month he had before completely vanishing from the NBA landscape, never to be heard from again.

      What’s that? He’s on the Rockets? Oh, that’s right. Totally forgot. Cute kid though.

      In theaters October 4.

      (via Reddit)

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    • The forgotten team of the 1990s: the 93-94 New Jersey Nets

      By Trey Kerby in Brooklyn Nets, NBA History, New Jersey Nets on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
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      Justin Tinsley is a sportswriter who’s written for The Sports Fan Journal and The Smoking Section.

      There’s pride in accomplishment, but pain in missed opportunities. The artists formerly known as the New Jersey Nets have both.

      Head to any location where legit hoops conversations normally take place. The barbershop, where every barber and/or customer is the next coming of Hubie Brown. Or the bar, where the old-school WWF-equivalent to “hell in the cell”-type debates happen. Wherever the location, ask...

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    • Video: Anderson Varejao’s life story, animated and in Portugese

      By Trey Kerby in Cleveland Cavaliers, Score Video on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
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      Slick animation about a guy who wants to win a medal for his home country in an Olympics that takes place in his home country? Yes, please. This is awesome.

      (via Reddit)

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    • Kevin & Metta’s New York Adventures: Andray Blatche’s 27th birthday party

      By Trey Kerby in Brooklyn Nets, Kevin & Metta's New York Adventures, New York Knicks on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
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      In the summer of 2013, Kevin Garnett and Metta World Peace both made their way to New York basketball teams. What happened next is a story fit for the funny pages. Now thanks to illustrator Brad Beatson, we get a look at Kevin & Metta’s New York Adventures. Previously, a day at the Barclays Center.

      Metta: Kevin, we’re gonna be late. Let’s go man! Kevin: Just one second. Metta: What’s takin’ you so long man,...

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Scoreboard for April 22
Hawks 85 Final
Pacers 101 Series tied 1-1
Nets 95 Final
Raptors 100 Series tied 1-1
Wizards 101 Final (OT)
Bulls 99 Was 2-0
Scoreboard for April 23
Bobcats
T:186
Mia 1-0
Heat
-10.0
7:00 PM EDT
Mavericks
T:198.5
SA 1-0
Spurs
-8.0
8:00 PM EDT
Trail Blazers
T:214.5
Por 1-0
Rockets
-6.0
9:30 PM EDT
Scoreboard for April 24
Pacers Series tied 1-1
Hawks 7:00 PM EDT
Thunder
-1.5
Series tied 1-1
Grizzlies
T:190
8:00 PM EDT
Clippers
-1.5
Series tied 1-1
Warriors
T:215
10:30 PM EDT
Scoreboard for April 25
Raptors Series tied 1-1
Nets 7:00 PM EDT